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55 Responses to The 11 Highest Paying Jobs Straight Out of College

  1. Profile photo of krazykorean
    krazykorean Male 18-29
    9 posts
    March 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    Link: The 11 Highest Paying Jobs Straight Out of College - You may not change the world, but if you`re looking for fast, cold, hard cash, these are the jobs you want to aim for.
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    ItsJess Female 13-17
    83 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:31 am
    Uh, it`d be nice if engineers could find jobs.
    My parents are both engineers and neither can find jobs atm.
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    Litheran Male 18-29
    51 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:39 am
    Nurse? Thats a surprise
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    SilentFray Female 18-29
    678 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:40 am
    It never hurts to be specialized either. Technical engineers are in more demand than whats listed. Great starting pay too.
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    justwatching Male 18-29
    115 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:06 am
    nice
    there is no pizza guy?
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:09 am
    this means nothing, it`s a starting salary, web designer is a dead end job, you get £30,000 tops and you can`t progress from there. It`s not all about starting salary, its about future prospects.
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    Aquaeous Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:10 am
    Yay for engineers!
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    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
    587 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:32 am
    even though im studying for engineering, what it said about being over analytical is sooooo true. i met some graduate students for civil engineering and i swear i couldnt tell if they had EVER talked to a girl, much less a black girl (they were white, asian, and indian men)
    god i hope i dont turn into a dork like them when i get my degree
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:36 am
    And yet they all sound equally boring. I want to do broadcast communications...now if only I had the money for college.
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    Luet_Seer Female 18-29
    45 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:46 am
    yeah, engineers aren`t all socially awkward, but they do tend to turn up lacking in the dating/social department. i go to an intense technical engineering school, and the social life is bizarre to say the least. But points for the high paycheck
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    Mooseburger Male 13-17
    6 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:03 am
    As a long-time IAB visitor I just had to make an account to say: what the hell is with all these drating Pop-ups now? Fancylad, you suck.
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:34 am
    Pairing my compsc degree with astro to determine a specialty seems like a better idea everyday. At least better decision than my fellow majors taking the astro and physics double major.
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 8:37 am
    now what`s the highest paying jobs straight out of dropping out of college?
  14. Profile photo of gojamesgo
    gojamesgo Male 18-29
    107 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:13 am
    "now what`s the highest paying jobs straight out of dropping out of college?"

    drug dealer.

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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Drug dealers are actually not rich at all - most live with thier moms. Read the book "Freakanomics."
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:34 am
    And more abortions lead to less crime.
  17. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:44 am
    Oh, awesome. I`m taking an economics degree, so I guess I can go the financial analyst route.

    That is, if I can understand what the drat the IS-LM curve is for. Damn you Keynes.

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    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:47 am
    I speak 3 languages fluently...why am I not a teacher!!!
  19. Profile photo of Lock_Face
    Lock_Face Male 18-29
    16 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Sickkkk, i`m taking an IT course at my college right now :D
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 10:24 am
    I think they forgot "High-End Whore". At least, if you have the right parts/looks for it.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 10:25 am
    Wow, they`re all so boring. Banker, marketing, networking, finances, yaaawn. What about superhero!
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    bliblablob Female 18-29
    272 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 10:48 am
    I`m in college doing a digital design degree, which website design is part of. People on my course can go straight into the last year of a uni course or go into work. A lot of them want to go into the gaming industry.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:05 am
    "I think they forgot "High-End Whore". At least, if you have the right parts/looks for it."

    May I ask you, what college offers classes in being a whore?

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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:09 am
    I actually considered Actuary as a career and I was suprised how well payed it is, I picked well!
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1358 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:16 am
    wtf is an actuary?
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    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:47 am
    Yay im #5 and my gf is #11, we GUNNA BE RICH NIGGA
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    BoredomSux98 Female 18-29
    268 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:58 am
    he....i`m gonna be de very laaast one.
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    Lazellia Female 18-29
    8 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    All I can say is there must be some huge discrepancies between US pay and UK pay, because #5 is what I do, and nobody I work with makes anything like that amount!
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    the network systems administrator isnt a straight from college job. it takes years of training and qualifications. and average wage is around $35000 (probally less)
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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
    656 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    YAY!!!

    Graphics designers makes pooLOADS OF MONEY!!111oONELVENONE!!!

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    With the MBA I`m going for and my Bachelor`s in Accounting on the side... I could be #1, #3, #6, or #7.

    Haha!! But then again, I already knew going into financial work would be profitable.

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    "the network systems administrator isnt a straight from college job. it takes years of training and qualifications. and average wage is around $35000 (probally less)"

    BUT, if you`re training with internships and getting the qualifications while you`re still taking college, it doesn`t take so long.

    My boyfriend had several qualifications he needs for Network SysAdmin before he graduated high-school. He took the classes needed for them at a skill center as elective courses. Now all he needs is the Masters. He`s working on his Associate`s right now, and provided he stays up-to-date on qualifications... 4? 5? more years.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    Sweet. I was going to be an engineer, but now I`m going to be an actuary. Climbing the ladder!
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    oddstef Female 18-29
    204 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    damn, psychology isnt on the list.
  35. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    And I can be none of these yay! Except for high school teacher. I could be that.
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    well then. . . glad I`m going for my PhD in psychology
  37. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Engineering pwns all. You`d all be dead if it wasn`t for us engineers. Well... mabie not dead, just stone-age-ish. Your lives wouldn`t be worth living! Take that, other professions. Aside from doctors. They`re `necessary`...
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    I got a degree in history in spring 2007, shortly after got a job as an engineer. This past month I made almost 6k... and my degree cant be more useless at earning it!
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    I don`t care - I`ll be an Anthropologist and I *will* make a lot of money from it too.
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    boone Male 18-29
    121 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    or go to law school for three more years and make $150K in your first year
  41. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    lol. i want to be an engineer but dont have the smarts :[
  42. Profile photo of AnonymousXX
    AnonymousXX Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    HAHA None of these are fun.
  43. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    My husband is an electrical engineer. =D
  44. Profile photo of tannerb924
    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    so basically dumbasses will rule the world
  45. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Hey, Ani187, I used to work at a weapons lab. We had a joke there.

    Q: What`s the difference between an electrical engineer and a civil engineer?

    A: Electrical engineers design weapons; civil engineers design targets!

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    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    I play with fire and knives.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    April 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    Too bad none of those (save for maybe one) is on my list of things to do.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 12:21 am
    Those web graphic designer numbers are way off. Also, this list is lucky that strippers don`t have to go to college.
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    Chilipeppers Female 18-29
    44 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 4:24 am
    I was also surprised to see nursing was on the list. I suppose as the site `said` in “high demand” and if you specialize you can make a fair amount of money.
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    Gluggr Male 18-29
    422 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 10:04 am
    The site is flagged "no-go" in WOT, so I won`t...
  51. Profile photo of samidoll
    samidoll Female 18-29
    615 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    godammit. i wanted something cooler to be on there....
  52. Profile photo of LuckyChuck
    LuckyChuck Male 18-29
    35 posts
    April 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    Engineering ftw
  53. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    April 3, 2009 at 3:28 am
    Money is secondary to me. I am going to do what I have always loved... which happens to be on this list.... and be an environemtnal engineer (and since being green adds a 15% premium that pushes the 72k to 82.8k)
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    April 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Good timing...we just had career week at my school.
  55. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 am
    I speak German and Chinese...can I double up and make like, 100k?

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